The evangelical pastor chosen by President Obama to deliver the benediction at his inauguration ceremonies withdrew on Thursday following a furor over a sermon from the mid-1990s in which he denounced the gay rights movement and advocated efforts to turn gays straight.
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The federal government has agreed to pay $2.4 million to dozens of gay troops who were discharged and denied full separation pay under the pre-2011 "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.
Vice President Joe Biden told reporters at the White House on Wednesday that President Obama is going to take action on gun control, and he can do so through "executive orders."
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds binge drinking common among adult women and high school girls.
The greatest frequency of binge drinking is found among women aged 18 to 34 and high school-age girls. About 62 percent of high school senior girls who drink reported binge drinking.
Christians talk a lot about premarital sex. And I think that’s a mistake, for one, because the grammar is skewed. (Read more)
C.S. Lewis addresses the issue of pride, of thinking too highly of ourselves and our own righteousness.
Multiply is a good book and one that fills an important niche. If you think back to the days when you were a new believer, I am certain you will see the benefit of this type of material.
The sum-total of our knowledge is infinitesimal compared to our ignorance, making some kind of faith an indispensable part of human existence. So the question is not whether we base our convictions and actions on faith, but what faith we base them on.
When is it okay for a member or attender of your church to leave? First, let’s state the obvious. It’s never just "okay."
Opponents of gay marriage are expressing disappointment but not surprise at the announcement that the Washington National Cathedral will now wed same-sex couples.
An orphanage built with $1.8 million in donated funds opened in Grand Goave, Haiti, last Saturday, dedicated to the memory of 19-year-old Britney Gengel, who died in the Jan. 12, 2010, earthquake that Haiti officials estimate killed more than 300,000 people.
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan defended his administration’s efforts to protect churches as he visited a worship service in Abuja Dec. 30, amid disputed reports of massacred Christians in Borno state.
Most adolescents who plan or attempt suicide have already received at least some mental health treatment, raising questions about the effectiveness of current approaches to helping troubled youths, according to the largest in-depth analysis to date of suicidal behaviors in American teenagers.
In Finding Focus on Jesus We Find Direction To Our Dream Job
At the time Dr. Billy Graham and Ronald Reagan first met in 1953, both men were rising stars, one in the pulpit and the other in a pseudo-political role.
Driscoll says rightly that even as Christians “we’re continually forgetting who we are in Christ and filling that void by placing our identity in pretty much anything else.”
When laws went into effect in three states for same-sex couples to marry, many lined up at their city halls to exchange vows. Now they may do so in one of the nation's most prominent churches: the Washington National Cathedral.